The Olympic Torch will travel through Saxilby on Thursday 28th June 2012, between approximately 8.30am and 9.00am.
West Lindsey District Council are encouraging people to line the streets and get involved with the Olympic Torch Relay as it travels through the district
Saxilby (8:39 am)
08:39 Mill Lane (B1241)
08:43 Church Road
08:49 High Street
08:52 Bridge Street
Olympic Torch Relay FAQs – West Lindsey
Where are the best places in Saxilby to see the torch relay on Thursday 28th June?
The Olympic Torch Convoy will arrive in Saxilby at approximately 8.40am.
We recommend getting to your viewing point by around 8am as road closures will come in to effect shortly after this time.
The route for the relay is:
- Turn right off the A57 onto Mill Lane
- Travel along Mill Lane
- Turn left onto Church Road
- Continue onto the High Street
- Continue onto Bridge Street
- Continue onto Queensway
- Turn right back onto Mill Lane
- Turn right onto the A57
The torch enters the village in convoy mode by turning onto Mill Lane from the A57. This then changes to Torch bearer mode at the 40mph sign on Mill Lane. It is in Torch Bearer mode around the village before changing back to convoy mode at the Queensway/Mill Lane junction. It then leaves the village via the A57.
Which roads are closed and when?
On Thursday 28th June road closures will be in place from approximately 8.15am until 9.15am. We endeavour to reopen the roads as soon as possible. Some road closures may remain in place until early afternoon due to activities taking place at Saxilby School & St Andrews Centre.
|A57 Lincoln Road||B1241 Mill Lane||Daubeney Avenue||Fossdyke Gardens|
|Highfield Road||Manor Road||Church Road||St Botolphs Close|
|Broxholme Lane||Church Road||Church Lane to Westcroft Drive||High Street|
|South Parade||Torksey Avenue||Manor Road||Highfield Road|
|Sykes Lane||Skirbeck Drive||The Sidings||William Street|
|West Bank||Bridge Place||Queensway||Bridge Street|
What time should I get to my spot to see the Torch?
The Lincoln Olympic Torch Relay will start on Mill Lane at around 8.43am. We recommend getting to your vantage point by around 8am.
How long will I get to see the torch go past?
The Olympic Torch will be carried for around 300 metres by each of the Torchbearers, who will jog or walk at a pace to allow the crowds to see it. The Torch convoy will take approximately 10 minutes to pass by one spot.
Who is carrying the torch and when?
Eight thousand inspirational Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Torch on its journey around Britain, with each person carrying the Torch for around 300 metres. For details of those in Saxilby chick here
Is there Parking?
There will be a Car Park (Postcode LN1 2HN) run on Mill Lane Football Field which will be signposted. Additionally there will be off-street Parking in the Centre of the Village and on Sykes Lane.
Can I park on a road along the torch route?
All parking is suspended on route for the whole morning of the relay. For security reasons, the intention is to ensure the torch’s route is clear of parked cars. Motorists will be asked to move any cars parked along the route and, as a last resort, recovery trucks will be used to tow away parked and unattended vehicles.
Can I get there by train?
Yes there are train services to Saxilby. Visit The Trainline for details of services.
What arrangements are schools making to ensure that pupils get there on time?
Where appropriate, schools have been advised to make contingency arrangements and will be advising pupils and parents. If you are unsure as to Pick-up times for your children please contact the School directly.
Where can I get bunting and flags to decorate my house/street?
There are plenty of tips and guidance in the Celebration Starters Guide to help people organise their local celebrations
Where can I get additional information?
Will my staff be able to arrive at their usual time?
Road closures for Saxilby will be in place from 8.15am until 9.15am. We would encourage staff to arrive early to celebrate the WLDC Saxilby Olympic Torch Relay or arrange to start later.
Am I going to have barriers next to my business?
Crowd control barriers may be used at various points along the routes, but we will try not to locate these in front of your business access. An increase footfall through Saxilby may also lead to access restrictions for your business.
What time will the roads around my business reopen?
We will reopen the roads around your business as soon as possible. We hope the majority will reopen within one hour of them closing.
Our staff want to get involved in some way – what can we do?
We would support your staff to line the Torch Relay Route.
I want to dress my business for the Olympic Torch Relay – what type of decorations can I use?
We appreciate your business welcoming the Torch with decorations. Please ensure any dressing does not include Olympic insignia for brand protection purposes.
What sort of street decorations will already be put up around my business?
Depending on the area, the West Lindsey District Council has worked with Saxilby Parish Council to supply bunting and flags to ensure Saxilby are ready to welcome the Torch. This will make sure Saxilby looks bright and colourful for the celebrations.
Will my deliveries be affected by the Olympic Torch Relay?
Depending on the location of your business, deliveries may be affected. We would recommend scheduling deliveries on Thursday 28th June before 8am or after 9.30am.